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California Girls' Prep Championship: Final Results

PEBBLE BEACH – In a dramatic finish, Southern California’s Torrance High School captured the State CIF/NCGA Girls Championship and Lee Lopez of La Serna High School in Whittier was the individual winner at Poppy Hills.

As the final score of the day was posted, Northern California ’s Robert Louis Stevenson was one stroke shy of being state champions. With a team total of 400, the Tartars of Torrance had captured their second state title in three years.

Coached by PGA Professional John Wurzer, last year’s runner-up team had a mission to complete.

“They played really well for not knowing the course," said the eighth-year coach. "After losing by eight strokes last year, the girls had a mission and our top two players really came through for us.

With only one girl will graduating this fall, Wurzer hopes that his team can repeat next year.

With the only score under par, Lopez was two strokes better then runner-up Jane Rah of Torrance. Carding three bogeys and three birdies on the front nine, Lopez knew she had to pick up her game to finish strong.

“I don’t really keep my score and I never know what I am shooting," said Lopez. "The greens were really fast and it took me the front side to figure them out.”

After capturing four league titles and her first state championship, the Whittier resident will be playing for the Long Beach State 49ers in the fall.

Grace Na of Alameda finished third while Sydney Burlison of Robert Louis Stevenson and Lalita Patipaksiri of Cypress tied for fourth. There was a four-way tie for sixth including Emily Childs of Alameda, Rachel Morris of Carlsbad, Danielle Frasier of La Costa Canyon and Amelia Ek of Cypress .

Full results follow:

Name School Score
Lee Lopez La Sena 70
Jane Rah Torrance 72
Grace Na Alameda 72
Lalita Patipaksiri Cypress 73
Sydney Burlison Robert Louis Stevenson 75
Amelia Ek Cypress 75
Danielle Frasier La Costa Canyon 76
Emily Childs Alameda 76
Rachel Morris Carlsbad 76
Jenny Shin Torrance 76
Mina Harigae Robert Louis Stevenson 77
Beverly Vatananugulkit Cerritos 77
Emily Talley Robert Louis Stevenson 78
Tessa The Los Altos 78
Victoria Fallgren Gahr 78
Alexandra Groetsema Palo Alto 78
Monica Umpant Cerritos 79
Ashley Edwards Deer Valley 79
Jam Vilairatana Robert Louis Stevenson 80
Jane Lee Monte Vista 80
Noelle Zavaleta Wilson/Long Beach 80
Briana Mao St. Francis 80
Demi Runas Torrance 81
Jordan Ontiveras Monte Vista 81
Brittany Mai Poway 81
Han Wu Cerritos 82
Joy Kim Albany 82
Tiffany Dong St. Francis 82
Rochelle Chan Torrance 84
Sally Kim Cypress 85
Jennel Alexander Torrance 86
Daniela Okino St. Francis 87
Kristina Nhim Cypress 87
Becky Miller Monte Vista 88
Clariss Guce Cerritos 88
Lori Lien St. Francis 88
Jane Yoo Cerritos 89
Sara Banke Monte Vista 90
Amanda Deering Robert Louis Stevenson 91
Marissa Mar St. Francis 91
Jennifer Moore St. Francis 93
Alex Wilbur Robert Louis Stevenson 94
Nicole Rivera Cypress 94
Stephanie Hsieh Monte Vista 94
Emily Chong Torrance 96
Hannah Lee Cypress 100
Erin Bowser Monte Vista 105
Cindy Ku Cerritos 110

 

Team Score

Torrance

400

Robert Louis Stevenson

401

Cerritos

416

Cypress

417

St. Francis

429

Monte Vista

433

 

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